Holiday drinking brings good cheer, but it can also be a sign of problem drinking.
Alcohol contributes to close to 90,000 deaths a year. Because repeated binge drinking damages the brain, it's hard to know when we've developed a problem. Here are some things to consider.
Alcohol use is traditionally higher among men than women but new evidence suggests this is changing.
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
Using medicines to stay awake?
College students who take stimulants such as Adderall to get an academic edge might be setting themselves up unknowingly to a vicious cycle of substance abuse and addiction.
Not all pre-loading and drinking home alone.
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British drinking culture isn't just bingeing.
Some children drink alcohol. This study of 11-year-olds looked at how parents' drinking might influence behaviour.
If the only liquid you consume is alcoholic, you’ll become dehydrated, especially in warmer climates.
Why does drinking too much leave you feeling so rotten?
People who have big weekends tend to take more sickies at work.
There's no doubt chronic alcohol abuse changes the body's infection-defence system. But here's what the research says on whether a binge-drinking weekend can make people more susceptible to illness.
Teenage drinking in Australia has declined dramatically over the past fifteen years.
Ask your friends and colleagues about young Australians and alcohol and I bet they’ll say something about a generation out of control or a binge-drinking epidemic.
It’s simply easier to say others are flawed than admit
you might be the one who is flawed.
A majority of Australians agree we have a problem with alcohol. But almost all say that it’s not a problem of theirs – it’s a problem that exists somewhere outside of their world.
More expensive than the Queen.
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We know much about the economic costs of sustained drinking but little about binge drinking. A new piece of research counts the cost.
Limited attention has been given to efforts aiming to reduce alcohol-related intimate partner violence by reducing harmful drinking.
By mapping alcohol’s role in domestic violence, a report published today lifts the lid on the plight of numerous Australian adults and children whose lives are negatively affected by a family member with…
More than just a gimmick.
February 1 marks the end of a self-imposed month of abstinence from alcohol for the (approximately) 100,000 people who signed up to Alcohol Concern’s “Dry January” or Cancer Research UK’s “Dryathlon…
Sticking to water before the front.
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Worries over binge drinking, women adopting masculine drinking patterns, and debates over legislation to restrict alcohol consumption: World War I has strange similarities to our own time. Since the 1830s…
Young adults and teenagers who listen to music that references alcohol may drink significantly more, new research suggests…
Rarely a day passes without another horror story about the UK’s drinking problem: alcohol-related violence, debauchery in city centres, record demand on A&E resources, a liver disease epidemic and…
Slow motion version.
Neknomination seems to have begun as a UK university phenomenon in 2012, but more recently burst into wider public consciousness in Australia, then South Africa and Canada. It has also been tragically…
Students who binge drink while studying have lower levels of critical thinking upon graduation. Researchers at the University…
One drink too many.
It’s a familiar scene across many towns and cities on a Friday and Saturday night - revellers in full swing, up for a night…
Young people are particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy drinking.
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A group of Australian doctors and academics has called on the Commonwealth government today to raise the legal drinking age to 21, in order to reduce the harms associated with early heavy drinking. According…
A hospital admissions study conducted by University of Queensland researchers has found no reduction in alcohol-related harm…